Major events in the Sunbeam calendar in 2021       

    May 2021


Sat 1 – Sun 2

Chisholm Weekend – four back to back races (with 1 discard if 4 races completed) for the Chisholm Weekend Trophy. It’s generally well-attended as it is the first weekend with intensive racing over both days. Chisholm Dinner Sunday 2 May, 1930 at ISC.

Sat 29 – Sun 30

Four back to back races for the Chittagong Cup.

June 2021

     Mon 14 – Fri 19

      Itchenor Keelboat Week – five days, one race per day for the series trophy; evening social events.

July 2021

Mon 5 – Fri 9 July

Cowes Classics Week – Over 25 classes; 8 races, 1 discard, over 4 days; up to 3 races per day; committee boat starts in mid-Solent; afternoon teas; evening social events. Preceded by the Dainty Dish race to Cowes from Itchenor on 4 July 2021, when there is the 50th Dainty Dish Dinner at the Royal Yacht Squadron with special guests. Read Cowes Classic Week attracts a strong fleet of Solent Sunbeams in 2019.

August 2021


Sat 31 July – Fri 6 Aug





Cowes Week. With 40 daily sailing races, up to 1,000 boats, and 8,000 competitors ranging from Olympic and world-class professionals to weekend sailors, it is the largest sailing regatta of its kind in the world. The Sunbeam class has great longevity at this event: Sunbeams have sailed at it every year since 1923 (with exception of the war years).

Click here for the sailing programme at Itchenor Sailing Club (see the document on the ISC website entitled “2020 Sailing Programme”).